Dr Kathy Chater: Coroners' Inquests

BecCoronersCourtsThe coroner holds an inquest if a death has been sudden and unexplained, when the cause is unknown, or the death is unnatural. Requiring no legal or medical knowledge until more recent times, the Coroner was an elected official. Inquests were often held in rooms in pubs. Records of Inquests are fascinating - where they can be found - throwing much light on the way of life and manner of death experienced by our ancestors. The majority of post mid-18th century records are held at local archives, but The National Archives holds some dating back to the 12th century, although none is available to view online.

Tuesday 9th July 7.30pm

At Bourne End Community Centre. Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX.

See Southern Branch for details & charges.

The Southern Branch meetings are at Bourne End Community Centre. Bourne End is located close to both the M4 and M40 motorways. The Community Centre is located in Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX.

There is normaly a charge of £4 for non-members and £2 for members. Refreshments Extra.